Minnesota is the fifth state in the U.S. to begin offering enhanced driver's licenses and identifications cards, making traveling to some destinations a little more convenient.
FOX 9 reports the dual-purpose cards allow Minnesotans to re-enter the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Bermuda, Mexico and the Caribbean without a passport.
The enhanced cards allow border patrol agents to verify cardholder identity and citizenship through Radio Frequency Identification that points to information in a Department of Homeland Security database, FOX 9 says.
Applications will be accepted beginning next Monday at 14 Driver and Vehicle Services stations, which include: Anoka, Arden Hills, Austin, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Eagan, Hastings, Mankato, Plymouth, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul and Virginia.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and both a U.S. citizen and Minnesota resident.
Other states offering enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards are New York, Vermont, Michigan and Washington.